When you should keep your child home from school or childcare

Dear Parents,

I hope you all had a lovely summer break. As we begin the new year I would once again like to thank you all for working together to keep Martinstown National School Covid free. We must however be diligent in our efforts and continue to follow the Covid Protocols for our school. As we approach the autumn season children will inevitably pick up colds etc. Please refer to the following information:

 Covid 19 Symptoms

  • Fever or chills    
  • Cough  
  • Shortness of breath       
  • Lost or changed sense of smell or taste 
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and pains               
  • Sore throat        
  • Headaches         
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose    
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

Please refer to the following HSE guide in relation to the above symptoms for children aged between 3 months to 13 years old:

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/factsheetsandresources/Isolation%20quick%20guide%20under%2013s.pdf

If you are unsure of what measures you need to take if your child presents with any of the above symptoms, please contact the school prior to your child attending.

Take care and stay safe,

Majella Clarke